St. Laurent Centre


The St. Laurent Centre (also known as St. Laurent) is a major shopping centre located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada It is owned and operated by Morguard REIT. The shopping mall is located just north of Highway 417 at the corner of St. Laurent Boulevard and Coventry Road. It opened its doors in 1967. Its last original anchor Sears closed in January 8, 2018.[1][2] The Bay is currently the mall's oldest anchor tenant, having replaced the Freimans store in 1973.

St. Laurent Centre
An entrance to the mall
LocationOttawa, Ontario, Canada
Address1200 St. Laurent Boulevard
Opening date1967
OwnerMorguard REIT
No. of stores and services195
Total retail floor area90,200 square metres (971,000 sq ft)
No. of floors3
Parkingover 4600 spaces
Public transit accessOC Transpo
Websitehttp://www.stlaurent-centre.com

St. Laurent is the third largest mall in terms of total space in the National Capital Region with 853,000 sq ft of leasable area,[3] although a large portion of the mall's gross leasable area is utilized by non-retail tenants. It is currently the 27th largest mall in Canada. The owner has applied to the City of Ottawa for land-use planning approvals to permit an expansion of the mall, bringing the overall size to 121,000 square metres (1,300,000 sq ft). If approved, the expansion would make St. Laurent the tenth largest mall in Canada.[4] The expansion is currently on hold indefinitely, although a modernization program is underway.[5]

OC Transpo's St. Laurent Station is connected to the mall. It has three levels, one in a tunnel which is the main transitway, the mezzanine which connects the shopping centre, and a local platform on the upper level where OC Transpo routes 5, 7, 14 and 18 all end or start their trips. The tunnel-level is accessible via escalators from the mall. This station will be a stop on the Confederation Line when the light rail system goes online in 2019. OC Transpo also has a client service kiosk. The station opened in 1987 and the mall had an expansion of about 80 stores at the same time.

The shopping centre has a total of 195 stores and services on three levels. The centre also hosts a large amount of non-retail tenants including office space, a large dental clinic, a Goodlife gym, a second-run theatre and two specialized colleges (Herzig College and Everest College).

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